BMW Offers “Intelligent Emergency Call” in Motorcycles for First Time

BMW has always been at the forefront of safety, both on four wheels and two and now for the first time from any manufacturer, the German manufacturer is offering integrated emergency response systems into a bike. The system has proved so beneficial in its use in Europe since 1999 that it will be mandatory in all new cars from 2018. The system has been modified slightly to better recognize critical incidents for motorcycle ...
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MV Agusta Announces Restructure in Face of Financial Concerns

So it turns out those rumours in the Italian press last month regarding MV Agusta being unable to repay up to €40 million of debt to creditors were at least partially true. Today, MV Agusta has announced a large corporate restructure in order to satisfy the concerns of those creditors and to hopefully turn the company around. The fact that it even got to this stage is alarming, however. Keep in mind that Mercedes ...

Mike Schram Becomes the Youngest Person to Circumnagivate the World on a Motorcycle

Australian Mike Schram has just become the youngest person ever to circumnavigate the world on a motorcycle. After setting out on the journey at 16 years of age in 2012 along with his parents, Aad and Jeannette, Mike only last week crossed the finish line at the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia after three and a half years of travel. Most of the journey has been documented on their blog, Earth-Roamers although at ...

Jack Daniel’s Special Edition Indian Motorcycles Sell out in 24 Hours

Coinciding with the announcement of the new Indian Springfield, Indian Motorcycles also announced two special edition bikes based on the Springfield and the Chief Vintage that paid homage to Jack Daniel Distillery in the year of their 150th anniversary. Only 149 of each bike would be made available at a price of $29,999. Amazingly, both sold out within a day. Both models featured an array of genuine Indian Motorcycle ...

Uber Launches Motorcycle Taxi Service in Bangkok

Do you Uber? The ride sharing service has grown exponentially over the past few years and had disrupted the taxi industry like nothing before. While most westerners would prefer the comfort of a car when being chauffeured from one destination to another, cities like Bangkok are perfect for motorcycle taxis where they can split lanes and filter through the heavily congested streets. And Uber thinks so too. Motorcycle taxis ...

Don’t Worry, it Won’t Cost $1,300 to Get Your Motorcycle License in Victoria

Come March 19, those who haven't yet received their provisional motorcycle license will be tested under a new scheme in Victoria. It's a further refinement of the already introduced VicRoads Motorcycle Graduated Licensing System which introduced standardised testing across the industry. And for young riders looking to get their license, it's not going to be cheap. While the introduction of these new courses has been ...

US EPA Looking to Ban Modified Bikes for the Racetrack

In news that will send shivers down the spine of any racer or even just amateur track day enthusiast, the US Environmental Protection Agency is mulling over the idea of implementing legislation that would ban the use of converting vehicles (including motorcycles) designed for on-road use into race bikes. At the core of the proposal, the EPA is signalling that any modifications to bikes which change the emissions of said ...
Metzeler Introduces Two New Tires for the Track

Metzeler Introduces The Racetec RR and Racetec RR CompK Slick for the Track

Metzeler has announced the release of two new tires designed for the track - both for professional racers and for serious track day enthusiasts. They are the Racetec RR Slick (racing) and Racetec RR CompK Slick (for track days). They are both a step above the DOT approved Racetec tires Metzeler already releases as they are not legally allowed on public roads. That means grip and rideablity are as high as they can ...